EasyAcc is a quality mobile accessory manufacturer of things like external batteries, chargers, cases, and headphones. Recently, I got a chance to review one of its sweet power banks with a huge 20,000mAh capacity and rugged build. One of my complaints on it was that it was not Quick Charge capable – a feature that many of us are used to nowadays.
EasyAcc was quick to respond with guns blazing. Its now has a Quick Charge 3.0 battery pack in its lineup, with the same immense 20,000mAh battery capacity.
Although, this one isn’t rugged. It actually goes the opposite way, to a premium metal build. Let’s find out if this should be your end-all power bank.
The EasyAcc QC 3.0 Power Bank bears a pretty simplistic design, and rather, lets the material do the talking. We’ve come to expect premium metal builds on our smartphones, so why not their accessories as well?
The casing is a rounded Aluminum that completely wraps around the charger. It certainly feels the part – cold to the touch and a smooth anodized finish.
I was happy to see that although the QC 3.0 Power Bank carries the same capacity as the rugged solution I recently reviewed, it’s MUCH slimmer – almost half the width. Though, the metal does mean that it has some heft to it (400 grams).
On each end, there are essentially plastic caps. All the I/O happens on the right side, while the left side just lays out all the specs.
This is a two-port charger, and only one is enabled for Quick Charge 3.0. Nearby, there’s just a microUSB port for charging and a power button.
On the top, opposite the logo, you’ll find a four-LED battery indicator.
Nothing too extraordinary in regard to design. EasyAcc goes with nice materials and simplicity.
I was surprised at this Power Bank’s slimness knowing that it packs a whopping 20,000mAh battery pack.
But the star of the show is of course Quick Charging. Many chargers don’t consider that smartphones have moved on from the slowness of standard charging. Fortunately, this one not only incorporates it, but does so for the very latest standard – Quick Charge version 3.0. As a reminder, QC 3.0 can get from 0 to 80% in about 35 minutes.
Although, only one of the ports is QC 3.0 capable; but we’ll take it. The other port maxes out at 2.4A (still better than yesteryear’s 2A rate). There is also over-current protection and Smart technology that adjusts current depending on the connected device.
When using the charger, I’d caution about its potential physical contact with the connected devices. Now that it’s metal, it can scratch your devices, or even worse if you drop one on the other.
I definitely recommend the Quick Charge 3.0 Power Bank. It’s not only built sturdily, but with a simplistic attractiveness. There’s not a lot of battery packs out there with a metal build or capable of Quick Charging. It’s also very slim for what it packs.